• James Owings and Adam Kleppner

    The mathematics department mourns the recent passing of two of our Professors Emerti: Jim Owings and Adam Kleppner. James Claggett Owings, Jr. received his PhD in recursion theory at Cornell in 1966, under the direction of Gerald Sacks.  For many years, Jim was one of the leaders of the Maryland Read More
  • Network of Minorities in Mathematical Sciences Honoree

    Congratulations to our alumna Kimberly Sellers, Mathematics BS 1994, MA 1998, for being recognized for her professional achievements as a 2018 Honoree by the Network of Minorities in Mathematical Sciences. Read more about her here.  Read More
  • Upcoming Conferences

    We would like to draw your attention to several exciting conferences coming up in the Mathematics Department: February Fourier Talks - Thursday, February 15 - Friday, February 16, 2018 Geometry Week - Monday, March 12 - Friday, March 16, 2018 Spring Dynamics Conference - Wednesday, April 4 - Sunday, April 8, 2018 Read More
  • Two Math Faculty to Speak at ICM

    Congratulations to faculty members Pierre-Emmanuel Jabin and Xuhua He who have been selected as invited speakers at the International Congress of Mathematics in Rio de Janeiro in 2018.   P.-E. Jabin is speaking in the areas of Partial Differential Equations (section 10) and Mathematics in Science and Technology (section 17).  X. Read More
  • Promotions and New Faculty

    We hired four assistant professors, three effective summer of 2017 and one effective summer of 2018.  One of them is Tamas Darvas, who has already been here for a while as a research associate.  The second is Lise-Marie Imbert-Gérard, coming from the Courant Institute at NYU.  The third is Rodrigo Trevino, who is Read More
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Description

An introduction to multivariable calculus, including vectors and vector-valued functions, partial derivatives and applications of partial derivatives (such as tangent planes and Lagrange multipliers), multiple integrals, volume, surface area, and the classical theorems of Green, Stokes and Gauss. All sections of the course will use the software package MATLAB. Credit will be granted for only one of the following: MATH 241 or MATH 340.

Prerequisites

MATH 141

Topics

(by chapter)

XI. Vectors, Lines and Planes.

Cartesian coordinates of space
Vectors
Lines
Planes
Dot and cross product

XII. Vector-valued Functions

Vector-valued functions
Tangents
Normals
Curvature

XIII. Partial Derivatives

Quadric surfaces
Partial derivatives
Chain rule
Directional derivatives
Gradients
Extreme values
Lagrange multipliers

XIV. Multiple Integrals

Double and triple integrals
Change of variable
Volume
Surface area
Moments and centers of gravity

XV. Calculus of Vector Fields

Line and surface integrals
Green's theorem
Stokes' theorem
Divergence theorem

  • William E. Kirwan Hall, home of the Mathematics Department

    William E. Kirwan Hall, home of the Mathematics Department

  • The Experimental Geometry Lab explores the structure of low dimensional space

    The Experimental Geometry Lab explores the structure of low dimensional space

  • Maryland mathematicians help to investigate the inner workings of E_8

    Maryland mathematicians help to investigate the inner workings of E_8

  • Hyperbolic Space Tiled with Dodecahedra

    Hyperbolic Space Tiled with Dodecahedra

  • Isotropoic Gaussian random field with Matern correlation

    Isotropoic Gaussian random field with Matern correlation

  • Part of the proof of the Peter-Weyl theorem

    Part of the proof of the Peter-Weyl theorem